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San Francisco Botanical Garden

#36 of 546 things to do in San Francisco Features Animals
1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-661-1316
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Welcome to San Francisco Botanical Garden, one of the most diverse gardens in the world. The Botanical Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, showcasing over 8,500 different kinds of plants from around the world.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Golden Gate Park
+1 415-661-1316
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located in the Golden Gate park. Entry is a very reasonable $8. It works for the whole day, allowing reentry. Areas devoted to different world regions and/or themes. The local California flora is interesting. The peaceful Redwood walk should not be missed! Lots of lawn...More

Thank KANewYork
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't bother with the overcrowded Japanese Garden, the Botanical Garden is a much better visit in GGPark. There was a good mixture of plants / flowers. The garden is designed so that there are wooded paths into the trees / plants, which I loved. Another...More

Thank nysingle
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want peace then this is the place to be. Excellent collection of plants and well labeled. You can spend a few hours here.

Thank Rbajaj53
Reviewed 5 days ago

A visit to our Botanical Gardens will make you happy you ventured to 9th and Irving. And best part is after you stroll through the Redwoods (yes huge Redwood forrest) and past the South African areas to the Pacific flora, you can stop at a...More

Thank FabInSanFran
Reviewed 6 days ago

this botanical garden is a wonderful place to visit in San Francisco. The variety of plants and flowers, the great paths to walk around and little enclaves to relax. You can spend a few hours in a big city and feel relaxed and away from...More

Thank Cassandra111111
Reviewed 1 week ago

Organized by region/country so walking the grounds is like roaming the world. They had pianos in all over for anyone to sit and play so music was everywhere. Lots of places to sit for a picnic and not too expensive ($8 for an adult). Easy...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We like to visit botanical gardens - they are generally quite places with well manicured gardens of scores of plants. SF Botanical Garden is no exception - it is a big park and we surely enjoyed our stroll through the gardens looking at the plants....More

Thank DC_BandB_Guest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this gardens on Tuesday. When we tried to take tickets at the booth,Very surprised to hear that it's free on every second Tuesday. Please note down that point. The gardens is so beautiful that we spent almost three hours there enjoying various plants and...More

Thank gsraju2k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully designed and maintained gardens, representing plants and flowers from various regions of the world. Well worth a visit for individuals, couples, families. Who doesn't like a walk thru a garden?

Thank Rich3333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

relaxing and knowledgeable. entry fee is reasonable . big squirrels are an added attraction. will encounter large leaves and aromatic plants

Thank LudhianaGreat9
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Deidre R
15 July 2017|
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Response from QueenaK | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no pets allowed.
Lynnann P
17 September 2016|
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Response from Edward S | Reviewed this property |
I pushed my mother around in a wheelchair, and it was fine. But, once we visited the Gardens near closing time and the gate closest to our car was locked right at closing time and we had to walk a very long way to exit and... More
9 July 2016|
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Response from mthrift | Reviewed this property |
There are some Free Days with no entrance fee. Do not know when they are. Free is for SF residents, only, with a resident address ID. Otherwise, there is a $7 entrance fee, the last time I heard. It may have changed. There... More